University of Mount Union Athletics

ALLIANCE, Ohio -- Mount Union, ranked 11th by ESPN/USA Today and 12th by, struggled early but finally pulled away from Muskingum behind a late 16-point run for a 71-53 victory in Ohio Athletic Conference action on Wednesday. 

Kori Wiedt scored 19 points for the Purple Raiders, including 14 in the first half, and also recorded four steals.

Rosa LaMattina added 13 points, five assists and four steals while Brittany Kilgore scored 10 points. Amanda Rose grabbed 12 rebounds for Mount Union.

Trailing 14-11 in the first half, the Raiders used a seven-point run -- led by five from Wiedt -- to take an 18-14 advantage.

Mount Union moved ahead 30-25 at halftime and led until Yasmyn Inskeep's layup gave the Fighting Muskies a 47-46 advantage with 8:54 remaining in the game.

The Raiders (8-1, 4-1) then took command with 16 consecutive points and outscored the visitors 25-6 the rest of the way. LaMattina led the late charge with nine points in the final 6:24.

Hannah Oakley led Muskingum (4-7, 2-2) with a double-double, finishing with 13 points and 12 rebounds. Amanda Dobbins contributed 13 points and eight rebounds while Suzanne Nichols put in 11 points.